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    Applies Lead Liberally rogers.270's Avatar
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    remington 700 .308 project

    hi team,

    so i was chatting with one of the local gurus on the weekend about his powder stocking fettish's and on the side he got me thinking about putting a project together (one that i admit i have wanted to do for a while).

    i want to build a .308 remington 700 by xmas 2012 and would like you guys to critique the barrel and action (the two components i cant afford to cock up).

    i havent really ventured into the custom build territory yet so this is a warm up, plus i just really f#$%^ want a .308 remington.
    1. remington 700 action (is there any difference between models and quality ie xrc? vs sps vs other?) and what short action calibre actions could i use for the build with limited or no modification?
    2. the barrel id opt for could be a trueflight ultra match 20", non fluted 1:10 (right twist for 150grns to 180grns?) for 500m? what contour or style type would you reccomend to replicate the tactical type fat barrel of the LTR? i do prefer short and fat unlike my women.
    3. ideally id like to mat black coat the action and barrel. who does the hardest best wearing coats in NZ?

    bare with the virgin

    thanks

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    Im no expert Morgan but 1/11 or even 1/12 should be plenty for up to 180gr

    Oh and good to see you have seen the light and want a .308
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    why not buy the tactical?? 308 is a cal that seams to be easy to get to shoot, already comes black an short barrel just get rid of the gay houge that they com with.

    an at end of day you will have a heavy tank

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    hahahahh the light>!!!! i dont think so just wanna dump the tikka and get a quality short action!!!! and have a bit of fun getting there!!!

    all seriousness though i would have thought for the lighter projectiles at faster speeds the 1:10 would be ideal?

    i am learning though

    do you know what style trueflight contour type would replicate the LTR?

    "Originally Posted by tui_man2
    why not buy the tactical?? 308 is a cal that seams to be easy to get to shoot, already comes black an short barrel just get rid of the gay houge that they com with.

    an at end of day you will have a heavy tank"


    or do that?!! it wont be anywhere near as heavy as the stw's barrel though will it? you got a trailer for that yet? hahahaha

    after hauling the .300 heavy works for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    why not buy the tactical?? 308 is a cal that seams to be easy to get to shoot, already comes black an short barrel just get rid of the gay houge that they com with.

    an at end of day you will have a heavy tank
    Exactly what I was thinking

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    Match rifle contour an 1:11 get you from 150gr to 200gr so be heaps an 20" tube, if you really want to do the build

    Just wait an be fast they come up on trademe cheep every now an then for rem700 S/A, can give you a hand to put it together an gives you excuse to come down

    I have number5 on the 7mm, are going longer an lighter contour on the next.

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    Whats the typical mag length in a .308 rem 700?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    Whats the typical mag length in a .308 rem 700?
    72mm but cab mod easy enough............wyatts box is 76mm but you can get 83mm at a pussh

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    As far as mag length goes, my 308s are the LEAST fussy on lengths.
    My F-TR gun is a Sendero with over 6.5mm jump when fed from the AI mag and will shoot 0.25"

    I find the 308 as a whole, isnt the fussy on pills, powder and length - just seems to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    As far as mag length goes, my 308s are the LEAST fussy on lengths.
    My F-TR gun is a Sendero with over 6.5mm jump when fed from the AI mag and will shoot 0.25"

    I find the 308 as a whole, isnt the fussy on pills, powder and length - just seems to work
    +1 they are normaly easy

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    I've found accubonds, interbonds,ssts and ballistic tips shoot better less jump which is why I ask. Keen to get another .308 but need to find something other than a Tikka!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    I've found accubonds, interbonds,ssts and ballistic tips shoot better less jump which is why I ask. Keen to get another .308 but need to find something other than a Tikka!
    Maybe, but my Rem doesnt care with what it gets fed SST, BT and Nosler CCs - not shot AB or IBs in it.

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    The 308 is boring but then when you consider its versatility, componenst cost & consistently accurate it's a hard cartridge to ignore

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJP View Post
    The 308 is boring but then when you consider its versatility, componenst cost & consistently accurate it's a hard cartridge to ignore
    Don't forget barrel life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Don't forget barrel life
    That makes it even more boring... Will take so long to burn the barrel out so you can change it to something exciting...
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

 

 

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